Tesla has been caught up in what some critics have described as the “bro culture" that plagues Silicon Valley. The latest chapter involves a lawsuit accusing the company of looking the other way at anti-gay discrimination in its factory - and the company's reaction to the litigation is making the situation worse.
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced last week that he would contribute $64 million to the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal program in order to push for the expansion of renewables such as #solar and #Wind power.
As #Cities scramble to attract Amazon, in the hopes of attracting as many 50,000 high-paying jobs, they need to be reminded of the company's #Impact in Seattle, where housing prices are soaring and homelessness is increasing.
Using politics as a means to promote one’s #Business can either be genius or devolve into a social and financial minefield. In today's climate, we explore successes and failures, from California to Florida.
It’s a great metaphor for a corporate-nonprofit partnership. Joining forces with organizations that have resources your organization doesn’t can yield exponential dividends. As federal funding tightens and corporations take on a larger role in communities, these partnerships are becoming increasingly common — and successful.
The demand for palladium, which sent prices surging over $1,000 an ounce, is being driven by the automotive industry, which covets palladium for its effectiveness in catalytic converters – the exhaust emission control devices in cars that turn toxic gases into less harmful pollutants.
Lemonade, the online home and renters’ insurance company, has announced a #Change to its coverage plans. At a time when more brands are taking stands, the New York-based company’s decision appears to be far from popular with its announcement that it would cap reimbursement for the damage or theft of any firearms to $2,500.
Fair Trade USA, a nonprofit organization and leading certifier of Fair Trade products, has released a powerful 5-minute #documentary video to kick off its new Fair Trade Difference campaign and pledge drive.
Dr. Vivienne Ming, an accomplished neuroscientist has seen gender discrimination in a way that few of us can claim and now she's using that unique insight to #Change opportunities for young students. But it may be her own experiences as a transgender woman that will best illumine the challenges we face in addressing gender discrimination.
Last week, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced he will repeal the Obama administration’s regulation to curb #power plant #carbon emissions, telling #coal miners in Kentucky that “the war on #coal is over. Despite the rhetoric, however, Pruitt and and President Trump can’t alter the harsh reality of the U.S. #coal industry: Terminating the Clean Power Plan isn’t going to bring #coal back.
Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law Senate Bill No. 258, otherwise known as the Cleaning Products Right to Know Act. The law's authors say its overarching goal is to give consumers the information they need so they can make informed purchasing decisions while reducing any impacts these products could have on public health.
Last week the Trump administration announced plans to repeal the Clean Power Plan, the landmark policy designed to reduce #carbon emissions from dirty #power plants and put our country on track to addressing #climate change.
This is good news for anybody who likes pollution, thinks we ought to hitch our #economy to 19th century technology and doesn’t mind dealing with extreme weather disasters. But it’s not good news for our economy
Voters in Spain's most economically successful region, Catalan, want independence and have even gone to the polls to declare their intentions to secede. Many of capital seat Barcelona's biggest companies have demonstrated their own version of a referendum: they're leaving town for more stable commercial landscapes.
Rabobank, the Netherlands banking giant and one of the world’s lenders to the global #Food and #agriculture sector, today announced a $1 billion credit program that seeks to launch more land restoration and forest protection projects worldwide.
Smithfield Farms has a different take on ROI: Responsibility, Operational excellence, and Innovation. And #Sustainability officer Stewart Leeth claims it is taking the leading pork producer all the way to the bank.
According to CDP, almost 1,400 multinational companies now factor an internal #carbon price into their #Business plans. That number is an impressive leap, as it amounts to an eight-fold increase from 2014.
What’s your organization’s #Sustainability story-telling strategy? Vern Oakley, CEO of Tribe Pictures and speaker at this year’s COMMIT!Forum, asserts that video is the most compelling and high-visibility way to communicate your organization’s core values and achievements.
The opioid crisis isn’t only a health issue anymore. It’s becoming a hot button in #Corporate social responsibility circles and a catalyst for public and private sectors to unite to fight the epidemic, as Leidos CEO Roger Krone attested to at a COMMIT!Forum panel session on Tuesday.
Employee engagement was on the main stage at this week's Commit!Forum. Despite vastly different industries, both MGM Resorts International and 84 Lumber share a #Commitment to engaging employees as a means to attract and retain top talent.
Dave Stangis, vice president, Corporate Responsibility and chief #Sustainability officer of Campbell Soup Company, and Katherine Smith, executive director of the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship shared highlights from their new book on stage at this week's Commit!Forum.
Millions of Americans take vitamin supplements to improve their health. But a new study study suggests that in some cases, too much of a good thing can yield the opposite result. The findings of an ongoing long-term, large study begs the question whether it's time to ensure there's more regulation of vitamin and mineral supplement dosages.
As Cuba continues its slow and painful recovery from Hurricane Irma's destruction, Pittsburgh-based Global Links has stepped up to help the island's 11.5 million people recover by donating medical equipment from regional hospitals - while boosting #Waste diversion efforts here in the U.S.
The SOCAP panel “Looking Beyond Venture Capital: Understanding the Need for Alternative Deal Structures,” explored other types of capital that could be more appropriate for social enterprises beyond VC or straight debt.
Until Google comes clean with how it could have allowed its technology to risk chipping away at its home country’s democratic institutions, its recent environmental accomplishments, for now, are a sideshow.
Since 2005, the Honor Flight Network has been sending World War II, Korean War and now, more Vietnam War veterans to D.C. so they can share their memories with other veterans from across the U.S. and visit the war memorials dedicated to where they performed their service.